John B. Carew
President & Founder
John Carew is a shareholder, President, and Chief Investment Officer of Tandem Investment Advisors, Inc. After beginning his career in 1985 with Thomson McKinnon Securities, Inc., Mr. Carew founded Tandem in 1990. Under Mr. Carew’s guidance, Tandem’s investment team has been nationally recognized numerous times by leading manager databases for performance and lower volatility. Mr. Carew is a frequent guest speaker on topics including dividend growth strategies, low volatility equity investing, and general market history and overview. Mr. Carew is a past National Board Member and Regional Board Chair for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (now Learning Ally), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to the written word. Mr. Carew is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
William “Billy” L. Little, Jr., CFA
Billy Little is a shareholder, Vice President and the Lead Portfolio Manager for Tandem Investment Advisors, Inc. Mr. Little began his career in the investment industry in 2004, as a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Little joined Tandem in 2006 where he directs Tandem’s quantitative research. He is a regular member of the CFA Institute and past President of the CFA Society South Carolina. Mr. Little graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
Benjamin “Ben” G. Carew, CFA
Ben Carew is a shareholder and Portfolio Manager for Tandem Investment Advisors, Inc. Mr. Carew joined Tandem in 2013. His duties include quantitative and fundamental research and portfolio management. Mr. Carew also oversees Tandem’s internship program. Mr. Carew is a graduate of the College of Charleston’s School of Business, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Finance.
Jordan S. Watson
Investment Management Associate
Jordan Watson is an Investment Management Associate for Tandem Investment Advisors, Inc. In 2018, Mr. Watson traveled to Zürich, Switzerland to work under Aquamarine Capital’s founder and CEO, Guy Spier. While there he co-authored a white paper on the background, impacts, and outlooks of global central bank monetary policy. Jordan joined Tandem in 2019. His present duties include conducting quantitative and fundamental research. Mr. Watson is a past U.S. Markets Analyst for the 5th cohort of the College of Charleston Investment Program and graduated from the College of Charleston’s School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Intern Position for Quantitative Research
Tandem sponsors an internship program for college seniors with appropriate prerequisites. Two interns per semester receive three hours of college credit while operating Tandem’s proprietary quantitative research model and preparing research reports for the investment team. During the school year, interns are selected from a pool of applicants from the College of Charleston. Summer interns have come from The University of the South, The University of Virginia, North Carolina State University, Clemson University, The Citadel and Hampden Sydney College.